The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology, is designated by law (Executive Order 818 s. 1982) to serve as an adviser to the President of the Republic of the Philippines and the Cabinet on policies concerning science and technology. 


As cardiovascular diseases (CVD) remain the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the country, NAST PHL will be hosting a Science Policy and Information Forum on Understanding Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease on 02 December 2021, 9:00 AM via Zoom. 


The virtual forum aims to (1) present updated information on cardiovascular disease (CVD) epidemiology, modifiable risk factors, simple prevention strategies, and current population-level interventions; (2) review the role of salt on hypertension, fats on heart disease, and excessive caloric intake on diabetes; and (3) provide recommendations to address policy gaps on CVD prevention and improve the implementation of current interventions.


With this, we are pleased to invite you and your staff to the abovementioned NAST PHL webinar. May we also request your assistance in disseminating this information to the network under your supervision. Interested participants may register at


These activities will also be broadcast on the NAST PHL Facebook page (


Should you have questions or clarifications, please contact us at the email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at (02) 8837-20-71 loc. 2170. 


Thank you and stay safe.


Please be informed that the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) will be holding an inauguration of the Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) Laboratory of the Virology and Vaccine Institute of the Philippines (VIP) Program.

The activity will be held on October 21, 2021 at 10:0 AM – 12:00 NN at the Environment and Biotechnology Division Building. In line with this, we are cordially inviting you to participate in the said event.

To attend the inauguration virtually, please log in to the indicated Zoom link below:

Meeting ID: 864 3660 2559

Passcode: 322790

They will also be broadcasting this event on Facebook (DOST ITDI Updates) and Youtube (ITDI DOST) Livestream channels.





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